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Datsun 510/1600 Centre Console

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Hi to all,

I've been working on an idea/design for a new centre console for the 1600, and have finally got a working prototype ready to post up for comment.

I have been posting on my blog in further detail, but below is a picture of the prototype in place. note the prototype is a machined ABS, so please ignore the colour, this is the fitment trial.

Datsun-510-Dash-Console-Fitted-1-300x263.jpg

Datsun-510-Dash-Console-Fitted-2-300x259.jpg

http://www.gilsondes...au/blog/?cat=20

The part will be a textured finish black ABS (as close to original as possible) and will fit the stereo in place properly, and house 3x 2" gauges of your choice (keen eyes will note the boost gauge for testing!!). note the holes will be pre-cut.

I have to make a couple more design changes, and the part will be off to get the tool made, and then she's ready for sale. mainly I'm concerned with the viewing angle to the gauges.

Appreciate any comments or further ideas.

Cheers

Duncan

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looks good! nice work,

I just think it would be better if the gauges were angled towards the drivers side.

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Thanks PSI510,

I agree with the angle, and have another idea that could assist with this. I wanted to keep it universal, but the concept i'm thinking of will fix this problem. instead of the 3 gauge pods, i'd have a blanked off area where a panel could be fitted that tilted toward the driver. would work for both LH and RH drive vehicles as well.

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another thing i would like is just that panel made to fit a double din stereo ..no gauges

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another thing i would like is just that panel made to fit a double din stereo ..no gauges

This might fit in with the change i'm considering on the gauges.. might be an option. thanks.

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Hi All,

Firstly I've nearly completed the design, the project got shelved for a few weeks as something else took priority.

stay tuned for a couple of pics shortly.

apologies on the delay but i think it was worth the wait!!

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can't wait to se the finished product!

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Im looking forward to the finished product too, well done! . I wouldnt mind one of these for my car depending on price.

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+3 to looking forward to the finished product :mage:

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Gents,

my last post update on the console didn't work, and some how this site missed out on the production release of the console. my sincere apologies. I thought i'd posted it, but its definitely missing.

Here's the details.

Pricing is $185.00 (Including GST) + $15.00 P&H, but I will be running a startup special of $155 + P&H for ozdat and datnet members. if you contact me via e-mail, please quote Promo Code DAT510 to get the discounted price. I'm going to hold this pricing till end of the year. for the next 3 or so weeks for Datnet members only. please e-mail me the code and your Datnet details (profile name)

The website is up and running, so please check it out. has pics of the unit installed.

Please e-mail me at sales@gilsonproducts.com.au for your order, and check out the website too, www.gilsonproducts.com.au.

Cheers

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*** Quick Update ***
Added a paypal button to the website, so ordering process a little easier.
Also have started listing the dashes on eBay, but I'd prefer if you purchased direct through the website.
Cheers
Dunc

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looks good duncan. congrats in getting it over the line...

Just might have to get one of these...

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Thanks fveten, took a bit longer to get it out, but the delay was worth it!

Currently working on a LHD setup should have some news soon.

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The LHD units are now on order! you can pre-order your parts at a discounted price of $155 + P&H here: http://www.gilsonproducts.com.au/products/products-datsun-510-centre-console-lhd/

Also we have released a 2 5/8" gauge version, there are only limited numbers of these, and you can pre-order your parts at a discounted price of $155 + P&H here: http://www.gilsonproducts.com.au/products/products-datsun-510-centre-console-2-gauge-universal/

Just to note, we're expecting delivery of the LHD and Universal console mid to late April.

The RHD units are currently on sale as well, $155 + P&H, so get in quick: http://www.gilsonproducts.com.au/products/products-datsun-5101600-dash-centre-console-rhd/

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hmm you done good job.. I like the design of center center console because it looks very nice and prefect for that place, as you fix the gauge in the that console.. its looking nice but I think you should choose some different design gauges.and paint that plastic part.

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they look fantastic, well done,

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Thanks QIK510!

they look fantastic, well done,

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I'm developing a 2-DIN version at the moment and expecting it to go on sale in the next month or so.

No gauges, just the larger stereo. will post pics up soon.

Be sure to check out the website too, pricing has come down to $175.00. http://www.gilsonproducts.com.au/products/

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G’day All

The Double-Din dashes are now on order from my supplier, and will be arriving in 2-3 weeks. I have put the link up on my website to purchase, so you can put your order down now. Note that there is only a limited number (15 in total) so get in quick.

http://www.gilsonproducts.com.au/products/datsun-510-centre-console-double-din/

Pricing is $185.00AUD + shipping:

$14.50 AUD – Standard Post to Australia, New Zealand
$24.50 AUD – Standard Post to Asia, USA, Canada
$29.50 AUD – Standard Post to UK, South Africa

Thanks.

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